July 2017

Relative Of Josiah Begg Missing

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:46 PM

It appears the family of Josiah Begg cannot seem to get away from hard times.  

Our sister radio station in Kenora, CJRL, is reporting that a relative of Josiah Begg, 39-year old James Begg, has been missing for about 8-days.  

He was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora, and is about 5'9 inches tall.

We are not told of the relation to Josiah at this time.

Joyce Begg is the sister of James and says they've filed a missing persons report with police.


Teen Dies Following Crash Near Dryden

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 09:03 AM

A 16-year old boy from Dryden is dead following a single vehicle crash in that area.    

OPP say they responded to the call around 11 last night, on highway 502.  

The small 2 door car was travelling north bound, when it lost control and left the road coming to rest against a rock cut.

The driver, Nikolas Ho, was pronounced dead at the scene, while an 18-year old passenger from Dryden was treated at hospital. 

The road has since re-opened.

New Leaders At FFCBC

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 20:32 PM

There are new leaders atop the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

The team of Oliver Gibbons of Morson and Mike Gate of Nestor Falls shot to the top with a second day bag of bass weighing in at 19.58 pounds.

That displaced last year's champions and first day leaders, Troy Norman of Fort Frances and Jay Samsal of Kenora, to second.

They weighed 18.33 lbs of bass to sit just 3/10ths of a pound back of the leaders.

Canadian Coasters Back On The Road

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:46 PM

Members of the Canadian Coasters depart Fort Frances today following their visit as part of a cross country tour in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary.

More than one hundred vehicles participated in car shows, cruises and fellowship with local car buffs.

Wagon Master Fraser Field says they were very happy with reception and the hospitality provided by the host International Early Iron Car Club.

The group is making their way to St. John's Newfoundland and expect to reach there at the end of August.

Last Years Bass Champions Leading The Field

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:41 PM

The defending champions at leading the field at the this year's Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

The team of Jay Samsal of Kenora and Troy Norman of Fort Frances was one of the first teams to weight in yesterday with a 19 pound bag of bass.

Samsal says they tried a few things on the Rainy Lake before settling on what worked best.

Boats leave for day two of fishing this morning with weigh-ins back at the tent site at 3:30 p.m.

CLick here for live results.


Bog Creating Hazard For Boaters

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 12:09 PM

A bit of a hazard for boaters on Rainy Lake.

A listener tells CFOB-News there's a huge bog that has parked itself in the main channel just south of Windy Point Bridge.

Caution is advice.

Bogs were a particular problem on the lake three years ago when significantly high water levels caused them to break free and float to other parts of the lake.


(2014 File Photo provided by Cathy Tysz)

Inquiry Hearing Dates Changed

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is pushing back its community hearing planned for Thunder Bay.

It will now be held during the week of December 4.

It had been announced for the week of September 10.

The Inquiry's website says that week will now be devoted to a pre-hearing visit.

Ontario Tabbed With Highest Increase In Electricity Costs In Canada

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:44 AM

More fuel to the electricity argument in Ontario.

A report from the Fraser Institute says electricity prices in the province have risen 71 per cent since 2008, the greatest increase of all provinces.

The study also finds prices have increased 2.5 times faster than incomes.

The Conservative think-tank says the increases are directly tied to the phase out of coal, poorly structured green energy contracts and other policy decisions.


A Quest For The Best Tonight

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:27 AM

Some of the best talent the Rainy River district has to offer takes to the stage this evening.

Quest for the Best goes under the tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.

Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Jennifer Soderholm says local performers will be offering up their renditions of some of the more popular tunes as they vie for the title.

Soderholm says the music varies from classic rock, today's pop hits and country.

A total of 19 singers are taking part.

Tickets are still available, but you'll have to buy them at the tent site tonight.